Oct. 18, 2013
Clemson, S.C. – The University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer team (0-8-4, 0-6-2 ACC) dropped a 2-0 contest to No. 9 Clemson (9-3-2, 4-2-2) this evening at the Riggs stadium.
The Panthers came out of the gates strong earning a penalty kick in the 12th minute but Nico Wrobel sent the shot over the bar. Pitt remained on the offensive following the missed PK as Chris Davis fired a shot in the 16th minute that looked destined for the back of the net but the Clemson keeper came up with a big save to keep the Panthers off the board.
Dan Lynd kept the Tigers off the board early making four first half saves before Clemson was able to break through for a goal in the 42nd minute to take a 1-0 lead into the half.
At the beginning of the second half, Clemson struck again in the 52nd minute to push its lead to 2-0. Pitt refused to yield and had a chance to cut into the lead in the 57th minute but Davis’ ball went just wide of target. Romeo Charron had the Panthers’ next chance in the 70th but the Tigers’ keeper was equal to the task en route to the shutout.
The Panthers will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. when they host North Carolina at Ambrose Ubranic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex.